All Destruction, No Play

…as these Israeli troops say.  Two weeks ago, Israeli forces demolished a cultural cafe in Silwan, in East Jerusalem.  It was a community center as well as a center for children.  “The only place for children to meet together,” as Jawad Siyam, the director of the information center, describes.  Now it is rubble because the Israeli government wants to make room for a parking lot.  Now, note that this is not even in the West Bank.  This is destruction that they have brought upon their own “citizens.”

Much of Silwan has already been bulldozed to create the archaeological park for the City of David, which destroyed many Palestinian homes.

They are attempting to rebuild the center by March 21, the Arabic Mother’s Day.  Please sign this letter to the Israeli government if you feel so inclined:

Donate to the rebuilding of the center:



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